New Photo Album – Thunder Over Michigan 2017

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C-47/DC-3 Gathering - Thunder Over Michigan 2017

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Thunder Over Michigan 2017 – Ryan Sundheimer

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Thunder Over Michigan 2017 To Host North American Airshow Debut Of German A400M Atlas

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Airbus A400M Atlas
Photo courtesy of Airbus

Fans at Thunder Over Michigan will have a special opportunity to see Europe’s newest cargo aircraft this summer. The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) will be bringing an Airbus A400M Atlas in for static display at the show. It will be the first North American airshow appearance for the aircraft, which has been in service since only 2014. The show has hosted a German C-160 Transall, which is being replaced by the A400M, in the past.

Thunder Over Michigan is an annual airshow organized to support the Yankee Air Museum. It is held at Willow Run airport near Detroit, MI, and typically boasts one of the strongest warbird lineups in the country. This year’s show will be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, and will feature the US Navy Blue Angels as the headline act. Warbirds and other performers are still in the works.

New Photo Album – Thunder Over Michigan 2016

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AH-1 Cobras - Thunder Over Michigan 2016

A new album is now available in our photo gallery! Check it out here: Thunder Over Michigan 2016 – Ryan Sundheimer

The 2016 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow, organized to support the Yankee Air Museum, featured the USAF F-22 Raptor, Breitling Jet Team, US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, helicopters, vintage warbirds, and more.

Yankee Air Museum Reclaims Rosie The Riveter World Record

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Rosie the Riveter World Record - Yankee Air Museum
Source – Yankee Air Museum Facebook Page

The Yankee Air Museum has reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Rosie the Riveters this weekend. A total of 2,096 women and girls dressed up as the famous WWII icon, wearing her signature blue coveralls with a red and white polka-dotted bandana. The group included 44 women who actually worked in the factories during the war. The museum originally took the record with a gathering of 776 Rosies in 2014, but it was later trumped by a gathering of 1,084 Rosies in Richmond, CA.

The Yankee Air Museum, host of the well known Thunder Over Michigan airshow, recently saved a portion of the historic Willow Run bomber plant from demolition after a large Save the Bomber Plant campaign. The organization is now continuing to raise funds to renovate the structure in order to move in before transitioning its identity from the Yankee Air Museum to the National Museum of Aviation and Technology at Historic Willow Run.